Snow Buddies are a staple treat at our house. But just not usually in the summer. I always make these on the “first snow” of the year, as well as many snows after that. However, my daughter was asking for them this weekend in 80 degree weather. They are quick and simple to fix, and the cereal would be expired by the time the next snow rolled around. Why not, right? This recipe does not require a massive amount of time or ingredients. And the kids worked really hard outside helping their parents landscape the backyard.
5 Tbsp. butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup creamy peanut butter
7 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 ½ – 2 cups powdered sugar, divided
Measure the rice cereal, and pour in a large bowl. Go ahead and measure out chocolate chips and peanut butter as well. Place 1 cup of powdered sugar in a large Ziploc bag and set bag aside.
In a small saucepan, melt butter completely. Once the butter has melted, add in the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Melt until smooth. Pour over the cereal. Stir for a couple of minutes to make sure the chocolate blend coats the cereal well.
Once all the cereal is completely coated in chocolate/peanut butter blend, grab the Ziploc bag of powdered sugar. Scoop up the cereal and place in the bag until all the cereal fits in the bag. Then add in ½ cup of powdered sugar on top of the cereal in the bag. Seal the Ziploc bag closed. Shake back and forth and upside down until the cereal has been coated. This may take several minutes. Open the bag, and if you feel the cereal needs more sugar, add ¼ cup until you reach the desired amount.
Pour cereal in a large bowl, pour a glass of cold milk, and enjoy!
Notes: Most recipes only call for 4 Tbsp. butter, but the extra Tbsp. helps the chocolate and peanut butter spread more evenly over the cereal. I only use Kroger brand peanut butter becuase it is smoother. These are yummy warm with a glass of cold milk…at least that is what the kids tells me.